Creating a Memorable Character by Jeyran Main
John Yeoman has some very interesting opinions on creating that impression when it comes to building characters. The first question that may come to mind is, if your character may, in fact, need to be memorable? The answer is: No.
Not all characters need to be memorable. It all depends on the genre and how much of an impact you wish your character have on the reader. If the character is disposable then not much needs to be said about it, however, if you want to make your character colorful, then here are some tips to follow:
For example, your second character can say something nasty about the main character even though you initially have drawn him to be someone with good nature. Or, you can have your secondary character say something sweet towards the main characters. This instantly has the reader feel some sympathy towards the main character.
There are many other methods used. However, I believe these are the best which I felt were worth mentioning. John Yeoman was a tutor in creative writing, and his success is worth mentioning since his methods have always been recognized to be the best.
Written by Jeyran Main
Dr. John Yeoman, Ph.D. Creative Writing, was a tutor in creative writing at a UK university. He was a successful commercial author for 42 years and was a regular, much-loved contributor to WTD. He died unexpectedly in 2016.